Beyoncé, Does she matter? Yes, no, maybe?

Firstly, who is Beyoncpg-38-rosie-riveter-1.jpg.e

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Houston, Texas and rising to fame in the late 1990’s as the lead singer in Destiny Child. She later established a solo career, becoming one of the music’s top-selling artists with sold-out tours and a heck load of awards to her name from the Grammy’s and MTV Awards to the Billboard Awards and People’s Choice Awards.  And her fans are called the Beyhives.

Anyone remember “All the single ladies”? I still have that song sketched into my brain, and I don’t think it will ever go away. The fact is when Beyoncé speak everyone listens, she is that powerful. I mean I am not exactly a fan more like I have admiration, she is a strong woman with strong morals. She is charitable and humble. The singer and queen of the media (Instagram consists of 77 million followers) uses her platform to discuss many things that held importance to her such as a desire to address racial inequality, she has been vocal about police-involved deaths of black men Which continually dominating the media, Beyoncé posted messages on both her Instagram and website about the shootings, encouraging fans to reach out to legislators to demand action on police brutality. Stating: “We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities. It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they stop killing us.” She is brutally honest about Black Lives Matter, it has also opened her up to accusations, such as that she used her position in the media to help inspire violence against police. In response to this, she also stated, “No violence will create peace”. Beyoncé has also been a contributor to the feminist movement, this has intern lead to inspiring young women to be feminist if they so choose.

Now that Lemonade business, to be frank, I have never listened to it, rather I have seen quotes and abstracts in reference throughout social media. Beyoncé released her album true to her style by breaking music industry rules, releasing the complete album. Without any promotion or any prior announcement, her social media did the work for her. Much like her parents thought when she was born, I also believe that she matters. She is a role model, an advocate, she uses her power in the media in order to get recognition on Political issues. Media and “The media” allows her to reach a vast audience. Thus, this makes her matter, because what she does and what she brings forth matters.

Now, what do you think?

Does Beyoncé matter?

Absolutely….

Why?

Has that not been made clear?

 

 

 

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One thought on “Beyoncé, Does she matter? Yes, no, maybe?

  1. Hi Carah,

    Well I couldn’t agree more with you. What a totally Queen right. I don’t think that until Lemonade she really started expressing her political opinions. I feel as though this transition was brought about after her album ‘Beyoncé’ 2013. She was always experimental but these last two albums are intense every for Queen-B. I think the way that she expresses issues commonly known by everyone is why she matters. She provides a voice to oppressed groups of societies while looking totally gorgeous and slaying in every way. I found an article that you might find interesting. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/07/10/beyonce-is-a-powerful-voice-for-black-lives-matter-some-people-hate-her-for-it/?utm_term=.0368d7011160. Thanks so much for sharing.

    -Skye

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